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Carlos Moran

August 29, 2020 / John Ritchie / media, Our Heroes

Carlos Moran was an elementary school teacher, national Judo Champion, an amazing uncle, son, brother and loving husband to his wife, Charissa. If you knew Carlos or just met him on the street, you would instantly notice that he had a positive outlook on life. He was an incredibly sweet person and loved by so […]

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Bardolph J. McConnell III

November 16, 2019 / John Ritchie / media, Our Heroes

Bardolph J. McConnell III Bardolph “Bardy” J. McConnell III passed away November 14, 2019 in Portland. He was 48 years old. Bardy was born on February 22, 1977 to Bardolph J. McConnell Jr. and Mary Graham. Throughout his life he worked for various companies. If you knew Bardy, you knew that he had a huge […]

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Rhianna Ferguson

February 5, 2019 / John Ritchie / media, Our Heroes

Rhianna Ferguson was 26 when she died of a rare type of kidney cancer called renal medullary carcinoma – doctors removed her kidney to try and beat the disease but it spread to her spine Heart-breaking tributes have flooded in for a mother who died from cancer after a two-year battle. Rhianna Ferguson was told […]

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Jesse Johnson

June 12, 2018 / Kathy Dong / media, Our Heroes

Jesse was in and out of the emergency room for approximately two months due to pain and blood in his urine. A CT Scan was done in March 2017, which revealed a mass on his kidney due to an infection. He was discharged home with antibiotics. In April, he presented to the emergency room again […]

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Dawud “Dave” Potak-Gibbs

April 21, 2018 / Kathy Dong / media, Our Heroes

    Dawud “Dave” L. Potak-Gibbs left this world on April 21, 2018 with his wife Laura and daughter Summer by his side at home. Dave bravely fought Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) for two years and inspired many with his strength and optimism. Born on February 7, 1983 in Philadelphia, Dave graduated from Germantown High […]

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Brian Jimenez

January 11, 2018 / Kathy Dong / media, Our Heroes

Brian, 23 was the son of Raymond and Gina Mary Jimenez and the oldest of three siblings. He lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Brian fought a hard battle against RMC, an extremely rare and aggressive cancer for two years. Prior to his diagnosis in January 2016 he was working and going to school. He […]

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Rahsohn Wali, Jr.

April 27, 2017 / Kathy Dong / media, Our Heroes

Rahsohn Wali, Jr., 11, of Hamden Connecticut passed away April 27, 2017 in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio after a courageous battle with RMC. Sohnny (as he was affectionately called) was termed “One in a million” by his 4th grade teacher. He always challenged himself to accomplish more difficult math than anyone in his class. […]

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January 16, 2017 / Kathy Dong / Our Heroes

Jerrod Paul Rogers was born on May 21, 1991 in Hutchinson , Kansas. He had a difficult childhood and was placed in foster care at the age of 7. Jerrod and his sister lived in several foster homes before meeting their forever family and being adopted in 2006. In late February 2016, Jerrod was diagnosed […]

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Aniksha Patel

December 1, 2016 / Kathy Dong / media, Our Heroes

Aniksha Patel, 24, of Manchester, England passed away on December 1, 2016 after a hard fought battle against Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). Aniksha’s journey touched the hearts of so many. In March 2013 she was diagnosed.  She went through many chemotherapy treatments and surgeries.  In February 2014 she wrote this:  “I think that more people […]

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September 22, 2016 / devchris / Our Heroes

Conroy Gearpaul Smith was born in Jamaica to Roma Crockwell and Anthony Smith. He was the eldest of three siblings.  At the age of 5, Conroy and his family moved to Bermuda and in 2012 Conroy and his mother moved to Nottingham England to be near his sister Shaunelle. Conroy was diagnosed with Renal Medullary […]

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